Monthly Archives: August 2011

Wordless Wednesday & Silent Sunday

From the Gardens of Samares Manor – July 13th 2011 Submitted to Wordless Wednesdays

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Tea Cup Tuesday – Queen Victoria 1897

Welcome to the latest Tea Cup Tuesday post.  This week I have selected one of my favourites; a commemorative set from the Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897, so this was her Diamond Jubilee. I can’t recall where I bought … Continue reading

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The Reverse Immigrant by Alfred M. Zappala

I have been following the adventures and activities of Alfred via his All Things Sicilian website for about a year or so. I then saw an email by which he mentioned his second book and I was instantly intrigued. I … Continue reading

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Book Blogger Hop – Pets!

I haven’t taken part in this blog hop for a few months, simply life sometimes gets in the way! Here is this weeks prompt, which is unusually not book related! “Do you have pets?” Regular readers of this blog will … Continue reading

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In My Mailbox – Week 8

There has only been one book through the letterbox this week. I have a review scheduled for the Federation of Family History Societies, here in the UK. And a book through the front door; the reality is the book as … Continue reading

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Carnival Of Genealogy 109 – Our Ancestors’ Place of Worship!

St Nicholas Church in Guildford Surrey was the venue of my Christening in the late 1960s, that of my Mum in the mid 1940s and my Grandmother in 1913. It was also the venue where my Grandfather’s sisters married during … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon – Sunday Reflections

I have not posted recently, which is a shame. I have been working on various projects, doing some reading and coping with the day job, which in itself is not difficult, but I have had a further complication and the … Continue reading

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Sunday Stamps – A Collection of Penny Blacks

i Welcome, to the latest Sunday Stamps posting. I had planned to post a completely different post this week, but then this morning, whilst reading the paper; The Western Daily Press dated 27th August 2011, I spotted the following picture … Continue reading

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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History – Wk 35 – Weddings

Week 35: Weddings. Tell us about your wedding. You may also talk about your future wedding, the wedding of a relative or shape this question to fit your own life experience. This challenge runs from Saturday, August 27, 2011 through Friday, … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking – An Old Cookbook with a Difference

I often spend an hour or two reading the newspapers over the weekend. Sometimes, I strike it lucky with some amusing or interesting article that catches my eye. Here is a recent find Published 13 August 2011 in Western Morning … Continue reading

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